Janis: Little Girl Blue
This documentary tells the tale that everyone with a passing knowledge of Joplin is familiar with - her growing up as an outcast in Port Arthur, Texas, her moving to San Francisco in the 60's and hitting big, her drug and alcohol abuse and her eventual tragic end as the result of an overdose (after kicking heroin several times previously). Here we get a lot of footage of interviews with Janis that most of us have seen (particularly heartbreaking is the interview at her high school reunion where she was still rejected by her peers), along with some amazing live shows and interviews with friends, band mates and lovers - male and female.
Always electrifying and always good to be reminded of the immense talent that this woman possessed during the most exciting time for music that the world has ever known. Very sad and very moving.